Video: Chrome Browser for Chrome OS Demonstration

After Google accidentally released the source code for the Chrome OS version of the Chrome browser (see article here) I installed it on a Ubuntu machine that was running in Sun’s Virtual Box. In the video you can see all changes Google made. There’s an option tab that let’s you configure your networks and touchpad. It also has a battery indicator and a special button to login to some @google.com account.

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No more news on Chrome OS: why?

NewsThere hasn’t been an official news release by Google for two months now. I’m wondering if this is a good or a bad sign. If it is really supposed to be released in 2010, why shouldn’t Google give some information on some of the features in late 2009?! They certainly would have to be in a quite advanced stage of development by now. Instead, by remaining silent, they made the rumor bomb go off during the past two months. Tons of potential features and screenshots flooded the web, resulting in a conglomerate of data about how people want Chrome OS to be. Well, knowing Google, I’d not be surprised if that was a form of planned marketing research and they had us working for them without even noticing it.

Google announces Chrome OS

Google Chrome LogoToday, Google announced an operating system called Chrome OS. It is supposed to be available for customers in the second half of 2010. Like the Chrome browser, Chrome OS is designed to be be lightweight, minimalistic, fast, and simple to use. The system is targeted to run on low-preformance machines like netbooks and is based on a linux kernel and the Chrome web browser. Continue reading “Google announces Chrome OS”